Typhoon Megi hit the Chinese mainland early September 28, killing one. The storm left a trail of destruction in Taiwan, where four are dead and a million still without power.
Storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Hermine impacted Florida’s Gulf Coast on Thursday. Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the area as Hermine is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane.
Rescue crews have raced against time since a devastating earthquake leveled three towns in central Italy on Wednesday Aug. 23, leaving hundreds dead.
Annual monsoon rains have progressed to parts of western and central India, easing fears of millions of desperate farmers after two straight years of drought, the weather department said. Farmers rely on the monsoon rains, which hit the Kerala coast every year and then sweep across the country, to water their crops and replenish dams and reservoirs. The arrival of the monsoon is always keenly watched in India, but even more so this year as much of the country reels from the drought. However, dozens of people have been struck by lightning and killed during the rains, disaster management officials said.
At least 18 people have died in severe flooding in West Virginia, according to the Associated Press. A deluge of 9 inches of rain in parts of the state destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
Tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents were expected to begin trickling back into the Canadian oil city ravaged by wildfires Wednesday after the blaze was declared no longer a threat.